Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Sixteen-year-old Tris is forced to make a terrible choice. In a divided society where everyone must conform, Tris does not fit.
So she ventures out alone, determined to discover where she truly belongs. Shocked by her brutal new life, Tris can trust no one. And yet she is drawn to a boy who seems to both threaten and protect her.
The hardest choice lies ahead.

Shona's review 5 of 5 stars

Have you ever read a book and wanted to kick yourself for not reading it sooner? That's me right now. I won the entire trilogy ages ago and these books have sat on my shelf ever since looking at me, waiting for the day when i would read them. And I really wish I had picked them up sooner.

I'll be honest, I watched the movie before I read the book, and I was completely lost with regards to the factions, in fact I had to get my daughter to explain them to me and I still struggled... however Roth has done a fantastic job of explaining them in the book in a way that it really sinks in but without dumping a ton of info.

I loved Tris, when we first meet her she is so unsure of herself, unsure of where she belongs and unsure of what she should do. Despite her self doubts she grows in strength before our eyes, until at the end of the book we have the Beatrice who we met at the beginning of the book but she is stronger, both physically and emotionally, harder and more confident in herself.
I'm not even sure where to begin with Four... other than to say perhaps all girls need a Four.
Love them or hate them, the other characters in this book are well developed, regardless of how much page time they actually get.

I look forward to seeing how these characters develop over the net two books. I cant wait to read the next instalment.

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